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Music, Crowded Thorough=
fares, a Blaze of Rockets
and Red Fire.
Spontaneous Uprising the Like of
Which Has Seldom Been Wit
nessed in This City.
Enthusiasm and Burnt Powder Fill the Air
From Eight O'clock Until Midnight.
Speeches at the Pavilion.
It was a McKinley first night. The
moon that looked down from the serene
sky seemed altogether dazed. She has
night after nigiit for nearly four ye;i:s
now looked down from placid skies upon
a more and more placid Democratic ad
ministration. During all that time not
the Fourth of July, nor the Columbian Ex
position, nor a California fiesta, nor any
otiier creature could so much as awaken
a North American cheer or provoke a
thriJl of enthusiasm.
Last night the air. split into irregular
fragments by -the cheers of the people,
smelled of burnt powder and was aflame
•with rocket-.
The streets were thronged with people
men and women and their babies — mov
with light step and cheering the
marching army of Republican patriots.
The name of McKinley sounded in their
ears very like the whirr of wheels and an
increased income.
The moon had seen nothing like this
jubilant hurly-burly in four year?.
Answering a single day's notice, an army
had come into the streets wiih torches
and banners and bands and fireworks and
transparencies that seemed to have sprang
into place by mauic. A multitude eath
ered in Mechanics' Pavilion until it could
hold no more, et.ger to hear reptated to
them what they already knew — that the
campaign had opened that was to bring to
an end the period of apathy, depression,
poverty and industrial inertia that has
lain upon the country for four year 3 like a
green scum upon a stagnant pool.
The San Francisco Call.
The new era set in last night. It was a
McKinley opening.
Skyrockets, Red Fire and a Long
Line of Enthusiastic March-
Ing Republicans.
The as«emblinc of the marching army
of ratifyer? in the streets began as early as
7:30 o'clock. The rattle of horses' hoofs,
the sharp cries of command, the rlare ar.d
smoke of torches, the music of the bands,
occasionally bringing discord to each
other as they crossed each other's track
while the integral parts of the long pro
cession marched to their Reveral rendez
vous, made the early evening hours in the
lower part of the City lively to a degree.
Grand Marshal 1. P. Kincaid took his
position at New Montgomery and Market
streets, and from that point kept his aids
hustling carrying orders to the com
manders of the several divisions, or in
specting the course of the formation they
reported to him.
Within the sound of a trumpet, in the
rooms of the Union League Club. Palace
Hotel, the County Committee and its espe
cially invited guests were assembling and
making ready to join the procession.
A phuoon of police look up a position
in New Montgomery street at Market and
sharing the space with marshal and aids
prepared to lead the line.
The Continental League with their
naming torches and handsome uniforms
formed in New Montgomery street, right
resting on Mission. The Eagle Club
formed on the opposite side of the same
street. These with the marshal and his
aids, the County Committee, flanked and
escorted by the Lincoln Club, were to form
the first division.
The Howard Club formed on the north
side of Howard street, west of New Mont
gomery, the right . resting there. The
Thirtieth District Club formed on the left
of the Howard Club. The Austrian-Amer
ican McKinley Club formed on the south
side of Howard street, right resting on New
The Thirty-fifth District Club formed on
their left. These, with the Army and
Navy Kepubiican League, which formed
in the same street, composed the second
division, under command of Marshal Fred
The third division formed on the north
side of Howard street, with right resting
on New Montgomery. It was under the
commana of Marshal Sylvester Shehan
with a corps of aids. It was composed of
the Phoenix Cli'b, Young Men's Repub
lican League, North Beach Republican
Club and the Irish-American Republican
The fourth division formed on the north
side of Mission street, with ,tne right rest
ing on New Montgomery. It was under
command of Judge A. B. Treadwell, mar
shal, with his aids. It was composed of
the Montezuma Republican Club, the
Forty-third District Republican Club and
the ltaio-American Republican Club.
Marshal J. E. Field had command of the
Fifth Division, which formed north of
Market street, on Montgomery, the right
resting on Post. It was composed of the
Republican Executive Council of Califor
nia, the Thirty-sixth District Republican
Club, the Forty-nrst District Young Men's
Republican Club, the Afro-American
League, the Forty-third District Repub
lican Club and the Forty-fourth District
Republican Club.
The Sixth Division fromed on the south
side of Sutter street, with the right resting
on Montgomery. It was under command
of Marshal Burns and aids. It was com
posed of the Thirty-fifth, the Forty-fifth,
the Thirty-ninth, the Forty-first, the
Thirty-fourth, the Forty-second, the
Thirty-first and the Thirty-seventh Dis
trict Republican clubs. The Ladies' Re
publican Club, which was assigned to this
division, did not get in line until it arrived
at the Pavilion.
The Bear Republican Club, forming the
Seventh Division, formed on Mission
street, with the right resting on Now
Montgomery. It was commanded by T.
W. Collins.
It was after 8 o'clock before the order to
move was given by the grand marshal.
As the head of the line moved out into
Market street the band struck up and a
volley of bombs gave notice to trie waiting
throng that crowded both sides of Market
street all the way out to the Pavilion, that
the great parade was under way, that the
campaign for "McKinley and Prosperity"
had fairly begun.
The Continental League, under com
mand of Marshal Bell, in their attractive
uniforms took the step from the music of
the band and set the cadence for the whole
line. Behind them came the Eagle Club
and back of these a wagon with calcium
lights flashed the signal up Market street
that they were coming.
Back of the band that led Marshal Frey's
second division came a wagon with red
fire sending up its bright column of smose
and lighting the enves of the building for
a block on both sides of the street.
Market street, from New Montgomery to
the Pavilion, was thronged with people,
and as the lights and flags and transpar
encies bearing the glad tidings of the bet
ter times passed by to the music of the
bands, the bursting of rockets and the
martial tread of the marching army of Re
publicans the enthusiasm of the crowd
kept pace and the cheers ran with them
also from the Palace Hotel to the Pavilion.
Every division was led by a brass band
and music seemed to move in an uninter
rupted stream out the thoroughfare.
Long before 8 o'clock, without waiting
for the demonstration of fireworks, music
and the marching multitude in the street,
people began pouring into the Pavilion,
and by the time the head of the proces
sion had reached there it> capacity had al
most been tested. The stage was crowded
with distinguished citizens, who faced a
multitude ready to cheer the speakers and
sound the slogan for McKinley and pros
The interior of the Pavilion had been
draped with flags and bunting that seemed
to pulsate with tlie feeling of jubilant ex
citement that pervaded the people that
filled the space beneath.
Last night, at the close of the meeting,
the Afro-Araerican League and Douglass
Guards marched to their hall on Bush
street and there held a ratilication and
jubilation on their own account- They
had made preparations in advance for a
big time. A banquet was spread, at
which there was a good deal of patriotic
speech-making, songs and high jinks gen
The Procession Moves Through a
Throng of People From the
Palace to the Pavilion.
Five thousand is the number estimated
to have been in line, and in passing the
corner of Grant avenue and Market street
the time taken by the iiroceasion was
three-quarters of au Lous.
A detachment or policemen (twenty-rive
in number), commanded by Captain Spil
lane, headed the line. They were followed
by Marshal Kincaid in his patriotic re
galia of red, white and blue. He was
mounted upon a spirited bay horse and at
tended by his aids, who wore white sashes.
The cry of the hoys on the streets, "Get
your McKinley badges here," was drowned
by the music as soon as the procession
All along Market street, from the Palace
Hotel to the Pavilion, the air was lurid
with red and blue lights, Roman candles
and skyrockets and the bursting of bombs,
while the strains of music mingled with
the cheers of the paraders and the throng
of men, women and children who block
aded the sidewalks upon each side of the
Transparencies were numerous and
torches and fireworks were as plentiful as
leaves on trees.
Japanese lanterns were carried by the
members of the Continental League, who
looked as picturesque as patriotic. The
spirit of '7t3 was happily illustrated by the
Continental nfsr in his shirt sleeves and
two young American drummers playing
"Yankee Poodle."
"Here We Are!" was the inscription
upon a transparency borne by the Presidio
Heights Club. The Howard Club was
ringing a cowbell in a wagon draped with
the National colors.
It announced itself to be "solid for Me
'< Kinley," and displayed an illustrative
picture of the smokeless mills under the
! mischievous policy of President Cleve-
land. Glaring out in the bold relief of the
brilliant blue fire were such sentiments as:
"McKinley and the McKinley Bill";
"California is for Protection to Her In
dustries, Her Workingmen, and for the
People's Choice, the Apostle of Protection,
William McKinley."
The Union League Club was represented
by a delegation of its members in car
riaees, who pledged the electoral vote of
California to McKinley and Hobart. "A
Protective Tariff," declared the Phoenix
Continued '0% Sight* I*lo*.
Pen Sketch of the Future
Workingmen Come From Distant
Points to Offer Their Con*
CANTON, Ohio, June 20.— 1 had ample
opportunity this morning to draw a men
tal portrait of Governor McKinley as he
stood in the parlor of his cozy and unos
tentatious residence, surrounded by a
group of New York delegates. I found
him a square-shouldered, square-headed
man, rather short than tall of stature, and
inclined to corpulency. His hands were
in his pantaloon pockets and his feet wide
apart, eiving him a solid foundation. This
attitude is in harmony with the rest of his
physical makeup — strong, purposeful, re-
Standing in this position, with shoul
ders bet well back and chest thrown for
ward, tho hereditary determination of his
Scotch-Irish ancestry stands revealed. The
square, forward chin, the square jaw, the
lines extending downward irom the cor
ners of the mouth, the deepset lines from
the corners of the not-trils, the dimple of
babyhood grown into the cleft in the chin,
the lips horizontally set and the almost
level eyebrows tell the same story.
The most conspicuous facial character
istic of this man upon whom the eyes of a
nation are blnzing to-day is his aquiline
profile. It reminds you at once of an
eagle's head. There are the curved beak
of the king of the cliff and the crag, the
fine grained dark and rather scanty hair
brushed back over the ears, and the down
ward curve of the mouth to make the re
semblance more vivid. Like most of the
other dwellers in the moist heat of the
preat West, and like the Bonaparte whom
he resembles, there is no color in the Mc-
Kinley face, and this absence of red. which
is often an indication of a temperate life,
is made more prominent by the dark hair
and eyebrows and the suit of solemn blaex
cloth and the black tie which he wears.
The Republican candidate for the Pre^i
demry of the United States has a remark
able pair of eyes. They are gray and
deeply set. behind black and somewhat
shagKy brows. Indeed' they are set so
deeply that there does not seem to be any
eyelid above them, and most of the time
they are shaded. The dark-brown hue of
the upper atrip of the lower eyelid adds to
these a Rembrant chiaroscuro effect.
From trie midst of these shades, two .
round, bright, gray eyes snine at you. The ;
look is not keen and penetrating, nor de
livered from ambush, but open, bold and
sparkling. There is no winking of the
dark eyelashes, but the round pupils shine
as polished crystal. They are among the
frankest eyes I ever looked into.
Once, while I was clandestinely study
ing this remarkable man to whum the
signs of the times are pointing as the next
President, he left the group of New
Yorkers and walked to the back parlor.
His step was the stride of an Eg win Booth ;
every sweep of the body showed intel
lectual as well as physical power; there
was a free and graceful swinging of the
arms, a swaying of the compact rounded
figure, and a dipping of each shoulder in
unison with the step.
From an iron man, such as Governor
McKinley strikes me as being, you would
expect a rough, deep bass voice. But such
is not the case. The Governor's voice is
clear and musical, modulation and accent
being those of a trained elocutionist.
While possessing all the courtesy and
chivalric bearing of the Latin race, the
Governor has an ample store of Scotch
cautiousness which is the saving rudder to
hi 3 force of character. This came to the
front this morning, when one of the Nen
Yorkers laid before him on a table a small
flag, on the white stripes of wi ich wer«
printedi nted with pen and ink the name of a
.Republican club of tnat city, with the re
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